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John de Balliol

Male - Bef 1268


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  • Name John de Balliol 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 27 Oct 1268  [1, 2
    Person ID I17373  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of Thomas Butler, Ancestor of TSW, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2018 

    Father Hugh de Balliol,   b. Abt 1177, of Barnard Castle, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1217  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Mother Cecily de Fontaines 
    Family ID F4088  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Devorguille of Galloway,   d. 28 Jan 1290 
    Married 1233  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Eleanor de Balliol
    +2. Cecily de Balliol,   d. Bef 1273
    Last Modified 5 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F10792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Father of John II de Balliol, king of Scotland from 1292 to 1296.

      From Wikipedia:

      [He] was a leading figure of Scottish and Anglo-Norman life. [...] It is believed that he was educated at Durham School in the city of Durham.

      In 1223, Lord John married Dervorguilla of Galloway, the daughter of Alan, Lord of Galloway and Margaret of Huntingdon. By the mid-thirteenth century, he and his wife had become very wealthy, principally as a result of inheritances from Dervorguilla's family. This wealth allowed Balliol to play a prominent public role, and, on Henry III's instruction, he served as joint protector of the young king of Scots, Alexander III. He was one of Henry III's leading counsellors between 1258 and 1265 and was appointed Sheriff of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire from 1261 to 1262. He was captured at the battle of Lewes in 1264 but escaped and rejoined King Henry. [...]

      Following a dispute with the Bishop of Durham, he agreed to provide funds for scholars studying at Oxford. Support for a house of students began in around 1263; further endowments after his death, supervised by Dervorguilla, resulted in the establishment of Balliol College.

  • Sources 
    1. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    2. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004-ongoing).